Jessica G. Burke , PhD, MHS

Associate Professor, Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Behavioral and Community Health Sciences

Phone: 412-624-3610


As a social scientist, I focus on the context of health disparities. Much of my work is concentrated on HIV, intimate partner violence, adolescent health, and infant health outcomes. My area of expertise is the utilization of innovative quantitative social epidemiologic and qualitative ethnographic methodologies in the exploration of multiple levels of determinants affecting issues of health. I pioneered the use of the mixed method approach of concept mapping as a participatory public health research tool. I serve as the director of the Community Based Participatory Research and Practice certificate program which is designed to provide a comprehensive set of courses that prepare graduate students for a career in community-based participatory research and practice.


  • PhD, MHS